Helping your child understand a cancer diagnosis

Learning that your child has cancer can feel overwhelming and scary. You want to protect your child, not only from the cancer, but also from the fear that comes with having a serious illness.

Explaining what it means to have cancer will not be easy. Here are some things to know when talking with a child about having cancer.

Why Your Child Needs to Know

When to Talk About the Cancer

Tips for Talking About the Cancer

Dealing With Common Fears

Ways to Help Your Child Cope